Originally Posted by Big D
Like several others, I agree with this approximately 100%
The 'new' Trek exists both within, and outside original continuity; this new timeline was born out of the original, but the writers now basically have carte blanche to create new
tales based around the original characters.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with that assessment as well. But that doesn't mean I have to like it. I still maintain that a reboot was unnecessary and unwarranted. The TOS universe was just fine the way it was. It was by no means perfect, but neither is the Abramsverse. And it's only been around for 5 months. The Abramsverse is a completely separate universe and has nothing to do with the original TOS universe. The characters are different, ships are different, planets are different, interior sets are different, continuity is different, only the names remain the same. So as far as I'm concerned, they can do whatever they want to with the alternate reality Abramsverse. I'll wait patiently to see if anyone actually makes another movie or TV show about "my" Star Trek. I know it'll never happen. But there's always wishful thinking.